Daily Grammar

Lesson 79

Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subjectsThe subject tells who or what about the verb.  Source: Lesson 91 and verb). Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank.

The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)

Instructions: Find the co-ordinate conjunctions in these sentences and tell if they are joining words, phrases, or clauses.

1. Will and I went to the game, but Jeff and Jim went swimming.

Will andwords I went to the game, butclauses Jeff and words  
Jim went swimming.

2. I will go, but I will stay in the hotel or in the waiting room.

I will go, butclauses I will stay in the hotel orphrases in  
the waiting room.

3. The men work through the day and into the night.

The men work through the day andphrases into  
the night.

4. The message will be sent tomorrow or the next day and will arrive in time for the event.

The message will be sent tomorrow orwords the  
next day andphrases  
will arrive in time for the  
 
event.

5. He would not help, nor would he allow me to help.

He would not help, norclauses would he allow  
me to help.


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